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Online privacy advocates sharply criticize Republicans' reversal of Obama-era rule

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Some privacy advocates are up in arms after the U.S. House and Senate voted this month to reverse a rule that was aimed at "protecting the privacy of customers of broadband and other telecommunications services." (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

Republicans in both the U.S. House and Senate voted this month to reverse a series of federal rules — and the about-face has some privacy advocates up in arms.

Along party lines, the House voted 231-189 and the Senate voted 50-48 in favor of rolling back a rule passed by the Federal Communications Commission during the last months of former President Barack Obama's administration. The rule was aimed at "protecting the privacy of customers of broadband and other telecommunications services," according to the text of the bill passed by both chambers.

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